Lentil & Sausage Soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This soup is a mishmash of a couple of different things. It started out as a vegetarian recipe for lentil and tomato soup taken from Food + Wine’s Best of the Best cookbook. After making it the regular way a few times, I tried adding fennel seeds to shake […]

Anytime Gumbo (Or, How to Eat Gumbo Whenever You Feel Like It)

Sometimes you just need a bowl of gumbo. This recipe is for those times.

When I first started this blog I was mainly cooking just for myself. As a result, many of the early recipes are designed to make just one or two servings. (I still find myself in this situation now occasionally, when Paul has an obligation in the evening which is pretty common during marching band season, […]

Sausage & Polenta

Sausage, peppers and onions in tomato sauce over polenta.

Today seemed like the perfect day for posting this recipe. Fall weather has arrived in Cincinnati (for the time being–we’ll hit the 80s again next week) and MasterChef just wrapped up its fourth season in the US. I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t been watching, but suffice it to say that my […]

Italian Wedding Soup + No-Knead Ciabatta

Italian wedding soup and ciabatta bread It’s finally feeling like fall to me down here in Cincinnati. We had our first real frost this week and the scarves and sweaters and UGGs are starting to come out of the woodwork. I’m a little nervous about winter because I live in a drafty old house, but […]